Amy Lowell: Wind and Silver

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Amy Lowell, an extraordinary writer of Imagist poetry, once wrote that poetry should be “hard and clear, never blurred nor indefinite.” The following poem shows how well she could attain her ideal.

Wind and Silver 

Greatly shining,
The Autumn moon floats in the thin sky;
And the fish-ponds shake their backs and flash their dragon scales
As she passes over them.
              –Amy Lowell

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